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Brands that Give Back: Flutter Eyewear (Be Still My Heart)

Many people know that I am a perky Pekingese with a delicate eye condition, and therefore, I have become known for my chartrefooter-guse cat-eye glasses that I wear around. They have become a staple in the Habersham Forest and they are even the logo for our Sassafrasss Jones brand umbrella. Pretty cool!

But here’s where things get interesting. The other day I was pawing on the internet, looking up the usual stuff..cool eye glasses, fashion blogs, jewelry, and Canine Companions for Independence.  For some reason, I decided to explore the whole site for CCI (usually i leave the reading to my mama and I  just look at the pictures) and I saw a business name as a contributor that popped out at me:  Flutter Eyewear.

Hmmm…I thought. What in the world is this about? And, boy am I glad that I did my research because I have now found my new favorite online shop and I think my mama and the two woman who started the company would make great “forever friends”.

Here’s a little background on Flutter Eyewear:  Two woman Gayle Haworth and Patti Lee Hoffmann up and started this company when they could not find reading glasses that were stylish. After searching the displays at Neiman Marcus and Saks, they decided to create their own line.

The philosophy written on their website is brilliant.

Flutter reading glasses are little personalities just waiting to be put on. With our frames, you can slip on a whole new image. Flutter reading glasses can be instant sex appeal or instant stature or instant glamour, depending upon your mood. Just slip your eyes into them. And our reading glasses are fun to buy. There is a Flutter eyeglass that will perfectly frame the masterpiece that you are.120709_portraits_093_500

But here is what the absolutely coolest part about their company is: they love dogs and they support our favorite organization Canine Companions for Independence. Hey, that is just like us.  Did you know that the  proceeds from all of our book sales on www.sassafrassjones.com go to Canine Companions for Independence.  And at Flutter, they donate 50 cents for each pair of glasses that is purchased. 

After reading that, I decided I had to peruse the site and see if i could find some new frames. I mean, it is hard to fit a little Steiff dog but stranger things have happened. I tried the virtual try on app, but I am pretty sure that is just meant for human faces. I understand. It’s not everyday a dog goes prowling for new frames.

But they have this cool option where you can download the paper doll version of the frame you like. Then cut it out and try it on. How brilliant?

Check out some of their stylish frames:

 

 

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And look at their beautiful packaging. Mama Sassafrass is very big on presentation. There is not an order that is sent out without her approval and magical touch to make it look fabulous. 

 

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Designer Spotlight: Natasha Zinko

Hi Everyone,

Since the fabulous launch of Sassafrass Jones & Her Forever Friends ABCs book launch at Verdura in New York, I have been getting emails and calls left and right asking about the coat my mommy wore to the party. Who is the designer, my friends want to know….

It was Natasha Zinkodesigner extraordinaire.   And personally, it is one of the favorite pieces in my mom’s closet. I am sucker for the yellow flowers and the yellow fur collar.  The coat is Natasha Zinko’s Daisy embroidered wool coat with mink collar.

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Cathleen Smith-Bresciani wearing Natasha Zinko

Natasha Zinko is a Ukrainian, London-based jewelry and ready-to-wear designer who is really making a splash in the fashion industry.  Her coats, in particular are drawn from a vintage silhouettes and a cocktail era.  The intricate embroidery is the defining feature along with the signature daisy flower and fun, playful dots.

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Unfortunately, we have done some checking over here at the habersham forest and it looks like this particular coat is sold out everywhere. Click  here
for proof of our search and to get alerts of when and if it becomes available again.

But for similar items, here are some cool choices we found at this store and online site based in London.

 

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Satin Midi Dress  http://www.brownsfashion.com/product/039309830003/128/satin-midi-dress
Satin Midi Dress

 

Have a fashionable and sassy rest of the day!

Love, 

Sassafrass Jones

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Photo Montage Thursday

These are a few of my favorite dressed up Steffs.  Here we have my family of mice decked out in handmade outfits, hats and bows, courtes of M(s. Lynn. Then there is the puffed up dog with the tulle outfit and my favorite: The Hello Kitty-themed skirt and outfit that was created just last week in the Habersham Forest Style Studio.

And these are just the beginning. Get ready to be blown away by the jewels, hats, clothing on our favorite gaggle of Steiff buddies.

 

Some of these are for sale, (each Steiff dressed in garb has been hand made with the best of the best) on the website www.sassafrassjones.com